I keep in mind the original Louis Vuitton Manhattan Bag extremely distinctly. It came out in 2005 to considerably fanfare (it was carried by Uma Thurman in the brand’s ad campaign) and customer interest and reigned atop the Louis Vuitton monogram empire for years thereafter. 2006 was the year that I began placing away sufficient cash to treat myself to an occasional fancy bag from the income of my college job, and if you have been an accessories shopper back then, there is no way you did not see and at least take into account the Manhattan. And then, it went away.
The Manhattan possibly typified the Marc Jacobs era at Louis Vuitton much better than any other plain monogram style that debuted throughout his decade-and-a-half-extended tenure at LV. Structurally and visually, it was extremely comparable to his super-well known Marc Jacob Venetia Bag, and the silhouette is a single any bag lover throughout that period will possibly generally associate with Jacobs. It is also extremely indicative of the conventions of that era in style general: logo-covered, hardware-heavy and much more than a small bit flashy. Additional pouch pockets and oversized slide locks have been large. It feels like a appear that would be extremely challenging to transform into some thing that feels existing in 2017, but that is precisely what Louis Vuitton has performed with the new Manhattan Bag, which has debuted for Fall 2017.
The transformation is mainly prosperous simply because of what Nicolas Ghesquiere and his band of accessories designers has taken away: the large hardware and overly dressy rolled vachetta major handles. As an alternative of slide locks, the bag loses the early aughts glitz of the original by replacing them with slim golden buckles. The new style also loses the non-functional major strap that looped about the bag perpendicular to its major zipper, as effectively as the oversized major manage attachments that took up considerably of the space involving the major of the bag and its front pockets.
The rolled handles of the original have been replaced by two flat major straps in a single of a number of contrasting leather colors, as effectively as a shoulder strap in the exact same colour, which the original did not have but is now practically expected on any day bag in the existing market place. The and outcome is far much more casual and contemporary than the original, which is a excellent recipe for a hit these days. It also appears like it’d be fairly functional, if you are satchel-inclined. However, just like anything else, the Manhattan Bag has gone up in price tag due to the fact 2006. You can choose a single of in 3 trims colors for $two,490 through Louis Vuitton. Verify out the obtainable alternatives and some additional photographs of the newly obtainable bag beneath, as effectively as a shot of the new design’s interior.